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Mobile Museum of Art

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Address: 4850 Museum Drive, Mobile, AL 36608
Phone Number: +1 251-208-5200
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Tue - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The Mobile Museum of Art includes a permanent collection of approximately...

The Mobile Museum of Art includes a permanent collection of approximately 10,000 works of fine and decorative arts from America, Asia, and Europe, spanning periods from classical antiquity to the present day. The Museum is supported by a unique public/private partnership of city and community support; its facility is owned by the city of Mobile, and the art collection is privately owned. Founded in 1964, the Museum has grown from a modest initiative of the Mobile Art Association in the late 1950s, to the only accredited art museum in southern Alabama.

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When I visited the museum I was pleasingly surprised at the variety of art on display. The unique gift shop provided visitors the opportunity to take home a small artistic memory... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When I visited the museum I was pleasingly surprised at the variety of art on display. The unique gift shop provided visitors the opportunity to take home a small artistic memory of the experience at the museum.

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Thank Diane N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to this art museum. It is small, but has a nice selection of various art forms. It's nicely laid out also. Allow 1 to 1.5 hours here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

Had a great time visiting this museum. The galleries are spacious and the overall feel is bright and airy. The special exhibition, Motet, that is there until September, is very interesting.

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Thank Ken K
Selma, AL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Beautiful collections in a beautiful building. Art, furnishings and more are displayed tastefully in various rooms.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience! Inside and out! Employees were polite and helpful, the grounds are amazing! Great exhibits!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

We loved this art museum. The lady at the check in encouraged us to pay the extra $5 each for the Janet Cardiff Forty Part Motet and we did. That was the most incredible exhibit we have ever experienced. Be sure you do this. Can't say enough about this wonderful art museum. Truly a gem of Mobile.

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Thank ARSANDI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

This a really interesting museum and had many more things displayed than I would have expected. There were Chinese bronzes along with displays of art glass and ceramic. The decorative arts and furniture exhibits were interesting , especially the silverware exhibit. Who knew there was such a need for so many types of forks and spoons! They have a nice... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The museum is a bit difficult to negotiate which is fine if your schedule allows for a long stroll from room to room. Many of the art pieces are contemporary and would make a more pleasing presentation if they were grouped together rather than scattered about.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Very nice museum, they have a permanent collection of American, European, African and Asian art. On Thursday it's free admission.

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Mobile, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We happened by on the last day of the Mardi Gras exhibit, and we were blown away by it. There were two entire rooms devoted to the elaborate costuming, and the larger area displayed the floats -- parts that have been on them, as well as some of the artistic renderings that have been used to design them. The staff... More 

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